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Professor Emerita of Art and Design, Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan

Janie Paul is the Senior Curator and the Co-Founder of the Annual Exhibitions of Art by Michigan Prisoners, a project of the Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) at the University of Michigan and an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor Emeritus at the Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan. Now in its 25th year, the PCAP Annual Exhibition is the largest exhibit of art by incarcerated artists in the world. It is both a vehicle for bringing this important artwork into the world and a foundation of continuous support for the artists inside. Janie has facilitated visual art workshops in prisons in Southeastern Michigan and has brought her university art students into prisons and juvenile facilities to facilitate art workshops. While doing this work with incarcerated artists, and with her own art practice as background, Janie has become an expert in the artmaking culture in prisons and the art practices of individual artists. She is completing a book about this work.


  • –present
    Professor Emerita of Art and Design, University of Michigan